I wanted to share with you this lovely little Kitchen makeover.
I didnt have a huge budget on this one as myself and husband brought this home as a base whilst we search for land to self-build on. The Property was built in the 70’s and only had one previous owner so the property needed completely modernising throughout.
Previously you accessed the kitchen from the front entrance porch (not practical with a baby) so we bricked this area up and knocked down the entire wall that bordered the lounge creating a lovely open space.
As usual I searched for kitchen inspiration online and found a lovely design I liked, so I took this to a friend of mine who works in Wickes (chelmsford) and we spent a few hours designing the Kitchen. I needed as much storage space in this small kitchen as possible and it needed to be practical for my family.
I added some fancy features for example a ceramic sink, wine cooler and traditional tap and I ensured the oven was placed high (due to little hands)
We picked a real wood grey unit and found a lovely grey/white marble effect countertop (much cheaper than the real marble one I had found online but very similar)
The kitchen is now unrecognizable from its original design and the total cost for kitchen/appliances cost £6500 (excluding fitting)
- Try finding a local recommended Kitchen fitter, this will save you a lot of money compared to the cost of the shops preferred fitters.
- Try and hunt around for high street kitchen suppliers running promotional events, my kitchen had a whopping 50% promotional savings.
- Take a design with you and make sure you have your room measurements, windows/boiler location to hand.
- If you have children think about placing your oven in an area they can’t reach for safety.
- Consider a ceramic sink, I personally find them much easier to keep clean!
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